Economical way reach Platnium 1400 Status Credit from Gold 1080 Status Credit within 1.5 Month

By linglei | Nov 15, 2018, 11:04 AM
I am not business traveller. I pay my own flight and I am Qantas Gold (status credit 1080) now. I would like to get Platinum before 31 December 2018. And I also don't have any travel plan till end of year. But I don't mind make one or two trip within Australia or to oversea. what is cheapest and fastest way to reach Platinum (1400 Status credits) before 31/12/18? Many thanks.
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By MRYJDrake | Nov 15, 2018, 01:43 PM
Why not fly to Auckland in J, for a couple of relaxing weekends.


SYD-AKL will net you 85 points each way.

SYD-PER in J will get you 80 each way.

Or you could do a return trip in First to HKG for 180 each way...


That's of course, assuming you're travelling out of Sydney.

Last edited by MRYJDrake at Nov 15, 2018, 01.44 PM.
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By stompsy | Nov 15, 2018, 01:44 PM
Look up Alicia Clark - she's a travel agent on a Facebook Group around Travel. Someone might read this comment and know what agency she works for - - she'll craft u a fab status run that'll have you eating fried calimari and tattinger in no time :) Might mean a trip to Noumea.
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By linglei | Nov 15, 2018, 01:50 PM

Why not fly to Auckland in J, for a couple of relaxing weekends.


SYD-AKL will net you 85 points each way.

SYD-PER in J will get you 80 each way.

Or you could do a return trip in First to HKG for 180 each way...


That's of course, assuming you're travelling out of Sydney.

Last edited by MRYJDrake at Nov 15, 2018, 01.44 PM.


Thanks MRYJDrake. I live in Gold Coast. But most of my trip is from Brisbane airport.
Last edited by linglei at Nov 15, 2018, 02.02 PM.
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By whoppersandwich | Nov 15, 2018, 02:52 PM
Malaysian has some wonderful status credit opportunities intra-asia J class. Look up some of the short haul legs to India/HKG/South East Asia from KL. You should be able to make up the SC deficiency for less than $3k.
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By djtech | Nov 15, 2018, 04:47 PM
Flying business class to New Zealand (usually christchurch or auckland) would be a great way to achieve status with short trips. Alternatively, flying to asia like singapore, or hong kong in business would get you there in no time.
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By Lps988 | Nov 15, 2018, 10:33 PM
What about a few days in Bali flying Jetstar on their J class with the max bundle? I'm pretty sure that would net you 240 status credits for a return trip and I had a quick look it was approx $1,700 return. Then you'd just need to make up the 80sc shortfall somehow.
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By MRYJDrake | Nov 16, 2018, 10:02 AM

Why not fly to Auckland in J, for a couple of relaxing weekends.


SYD-AKL will net you 85 points each way.

SYD-PER in J will get you 80 each way.

Or you could do a return trip in First to HKG for 180 each way...


That's of course, assuming you're travelling out of Sydney.

Last edited by MRYJDrake at Nov 15, 2018, 01.44 PM.


Thanks MRYJDrake. I live in Gold Coast. But most of my trip is from Brisbane airport.
Last edited by linglei at Nov 15, 2018, 02.02 PM.

Then you can get extra points flying to Sydney first!
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By Merry | Nov 16, 2018, 05:28 PM
If you can, fly to Singapore return J from either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, but make sure to fly from one of the three that is not your hometown. This will give you a domestic add on so the journey will result in 400 status credits. Look for lower J fare night flights. Hotels for a weekend in Singapore are not too bad at this time of the year. Good fortune.
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